Peras Tirrano is a highly effective Eyes and Ears operator whose skills and experience are matched only by her incandescent temper and lack of compassion. Much to the chagrin of her colleague Occre Brant, she has been temporarily promoted and is now his commanding officer.
Little is recorded of Tirrano's early years. It is known that her mother Orshan Tirrano was killed commanding the ICS Crusader during the Perseus conflict, just one month before Peras's sixteenth Solar birthday. It is apparent that Peras harbours a great deal of anger and resentment over this.
As it is with most Eyes and Ears staff, Tirrano's early educational history is classified. She presumably attended school on her homeworld, Maidre Shalleon. At the Imperial War College on Kelvestyr she studied in the intelligence pathway, before attending the Eyes and Ears Academy until the age of twenty-four. She was posted to the Kosling system as an unranked field agent in 3731, and by 3738 had achieved the role of operator.
Despite her shortcomings Tirrano is an excellent intelligence operator. Her duties include local data collation, and the supervision of the tasks and duties which Eyes and Ears allocate to other personnel. Her main day-to-day colleague is Occre Brant, a patient and tolerant man with whom she could not share fewer personality traits.
Until 22nd March 3745 ELC Tirrano's direct manager was Gordl Branathes, a monitor acting above his pay grade. Since his death Tirrano has been acting up as his replacement, temporarily adopting the responsibilities of a monitor (→TRD).
Peras Tirrano has spent the past few years obsessing over Occre Brant, despite his deliberately obvious lack of interest. She genuinely sees Brant as her future husband, and seems oblivious to his routine evasion of her advances. Tirrano has not stated whether or not she has had liaisons with other individuals during this time, and does not tend to discuss her life prior to being stationed at Fort Kosling.
While Tirrano is destructive both to herself and those around her, she is also entirely competent. Her position within Eyes and Ears requires a certain ability to get the job done, to extract answers, to enforce the diktats of the Empire. Tirrano more than delivers, certainly sufficiently to allow her proclivities to be tolerated. She can be spiteful and vindictive. Tirrano is at heart a power-player; manipulative and able to get to people's weaknesses.
Angry, prejudicial, and vindictive, Tirrano is an Imperial agent only because this is where her life has taken her. She has no true loyalty to the sovereign or the military, and in truth stays only because her position allows her to act with spiteful impunity. She very much resents being propelled into the Empire's meritocratic career system, and feels both trapped and used by it.
Tirrano's morals are sketchy at best. She does not appear to follow any cohesive code of ethics, but chooses her actions according to a very black-and-white system of risk management. She has no religious beliefs whatsoever.
In short, Peras Tirrano hates the world but won't explain why, and feels like she is owed consideration. She seeks malicious pleasures under the guise of doing her job. Tirrano knows that she repels people, but won't examine why: she is content to blame them for their reactions to her.
Tirrano was one of the first people known to have encountered a Rasa, and was in fact directly responsible for giving them that name. When Amarist Naeb was brought to Kosling for medical examination, Tirrano took the descriptive phrase used by Doctor Vella Laekan — 'tabula rasa' — and simply shortened it. When it became apparent that Naeb might be a weapon Tirrano was in favour of disposing of her. This decision was vetoed by her supervisor Branathes (→SFTD).
She then survived the destruction of Fort Kosling, and was transferred to Fort Laeara to assist with the war effort against the Viskr. Under instructions from Elm Caden she later travelled to Aldava with Occre Brant aboard the hauler Spring Eternal, in order to extract the information broker Joarn Kages from the surface of the planet prior to its glassing by the Imperial Navy (→LOTD).
Tirrano was acting as a monitor when Amarist Naeb and Herik Pammon came aboard Fort Laeara, bringing with them an ultimatum from Voice. She surprised Brant by handling the situation exactly as he would have done, although Brant did need to intervene when Tirrano gave the appearance that she would shoot Naeb. This act could have caused the destruction of the entire fortress, and every starship mustered there (→TRD).
Tirrano has continued to demonstrate her capability in the role of monitor, most notably when Brant relayed concerns from Elm Caden regarding the possibility of Shaeld Hratha being aboard Fort Laeara (→FSS).